Renewable Materials

Gorman Thomas
Thomas M. Gorman
Associate Dean;Professor of Renewable Materials
Research Interests: Wood quality; Small diameter log utilization; Mechanical properties of wood; Sustainable green building practices; Energy-efficient wood-framed housing; Durability of wood-framed buildings
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Armando McDonald
Armando McDonald
Professor, Biomaterials and Bioproducts
Research Interests: Biopolymers and bioplastics synthesis/biosynthesis from waste streams; Biobased composite materials research, including fiber modifications and product prototype development; Development of biobased fuels from biomass, including pyrolysis and synthesis gas upgrading to gasoline; Understanding wood/xylem formation using a combined biochemistry/proteomics approach
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